They pop out unexpectedly and are quite brisk about it.
They cannot help it. They are nature's messengers, burdened with the mission to deliver the news.
Sometimes they are fooled. Humans have messed up this planet so much, the balance is lost. They come out and end up covered in snow. Still, they are sturdy little things. When the snow melts, they are still there, a little bruised, but there.
This year they fulfilled their mission uninterrupted.
Spring is finally here. The lilies told us so.